Mai Khoi used to be a famous and beloved pop star in Vietnam. After nominating herself for the National Assembly in 2016, she has been threatened, detained and prosecuted by the government. She refuses to let her voice be silenced, and keeps touring the world to perform, sing and speak her mind. She has gained international attention for her music and activism, and in 2018 she received the Václav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent.
Pål Moddi Knutsen is a Norwegian musician and author. His music has been described as a blend of folk music and pop, although he refers to himself as a singer and storyteller. Moddi is also widely recognised as a political and social activist. On the Unsongs album from 2016, Moddi rewrites and reinterprets banned texts and songs from all over the world, including artists such as Pussy Riot, Víctor Jara and Kate Bush.
During the next five months we will release a series of minidocumentaries that portraits the meeting between established Norwegian artists and threatened artists. We mark the end of the series with the celebration of Music Freedom Day, March 3rd 2019.
We have the freedom to lift up these stories. That is reason enough to do it.
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